Thursday, April 18, 2024

Lunaz converts two classic Rolls-Royce models to modern EVs

Lunaz is a U.K.-based company that specializes in electrically converting old classic cars. The focus has been on models from Jaguar and Bentley, and now it is announced that Rolls-Royce will also be included in the range.

The first examples of electric vehicles based on the Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud sedan of 1956 and the Rolls-Royce Phantom V limousine of 1961 have already been presented. Produced in only 30 units each, these two cars have been meticulously restored and modernized, offering themselves some additional equipment, such as an infotainment system, new air conditioning, or even screens integrated into the seats for passengers taking place in the back.

Classic Rolls-Royce Phantom V gets an electric upgrade.
Classic Rolls-Royce Phantom V gets an electric upgrade.

The 1961 Rolls-Royce Phantom V converted by Lunaz has received the electric propulsion system that includes a 120 kWh battery pack that, according to the manufacturer, allows it to travel around 300 miles (483 km) in a single charge. The power of the car has not been specified, but it should be relatively substantial, in order to be able to tow a probably colossal weight, due to the large battery pack and the other equipment.

Electric Rolls-Royce Phantom V Steering
Electric Rolls-Royce Phantom V interior

Part of the process of creating these models includes 3D computerized drawings and a custom design to suit each client. Each car receives the details of the model, such as wood finishes and rose gold inlays.

There is also an audio system that can be divided between the rear and the front. Besides, the 1961 Rolls-Royce Phantom V has an eight-seat configuration, with two seats, one in the front and one in the rear section for three passengers each, as well as two occasional seats located in the center.

Electric Rolls-Royce Phantom V Seat.
Electric Rolls-Royce Phantom V Seat.

Each car Lunaz converts is completely stripped down and then rebuilt as an electric car. This means that customers can also get their own ideas and the like during the process.

The price of the electrified Phantoms is expected to start at around $657,000 and Silver Clouds for a slightly lower $450,000. Luna is still not at its first attempt, since the British firm also offers a Jaguar XK10 and a Bentley S2 Flying Spur 100% electric.